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Levy, Avril, Smith out; Derrick Williams 3rd QB

DETROIT -- Linebacker DeAndre Levy, who practiced on a limited basis all week, is inactive for today’s game against the Eagles. He is coming off a groin injury and had not practiced since Aug. 28.

Veteran Landon Johnson will start at middle linebacker for the second straight week.

With Matthew Stafford out and Shaun Hill starting, Drew Stanton will be the second quarterback.

WR Derrick Williams is listed as the third quarterback. If he enters the game in the first three quarters, then Shaun Hill or Drew Stanton would not be allowed back in the game. If he enters in the fourth quarter or overtime, Hill or Stanton would be allowed back in. Williams cannot play wide receiver.

As expected DE Cliff Avril who injured his left knee and broke the pinkie finger on his right hand in the loss at Chicago is also inactive. Turk McBride will get the start in his place. DE Lawrence Jackson is active after being inactive last week.

Other inactives are RB Kevin Smith, G Manny Ramirez, T Jason Fox and DE Willie Young.

Inactives for Philadelphia include LB Stewart Bradley who suffered a concussion last week. Kevin Kolb, the usual starter, is listed as the third quarterback. He also had a concussion last Sunday.

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